why is "journalctl" suddenly running rampant on my system?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Fri Jul 11 11:45:30 UTC 2014

On Fri, 11 Jul 2014, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

>   from out of nowhere last night, i suddenly had six journalctl
> processes running on my quad core, each one running at 99% CPU,
> causing the cooling fans to be running full speed.
>   and now this morning, the fans suddenly kick in again, i check,
> there's two journalctl processes, again each one running at 99%. is
> this something new? oh, wait, now there's three. and now dnf joins
> the party at 98.9%, and fans are now running full speed. thoughts?

  bit of a followup, now up to four "journalctl" processes running,
and from "ps -ef", the abort handler seems awfully busy, i have
numerous processes of the form:

  /bin/sh -c if grep '^TracerPid:[[:space:]]*[123456789]'  ...

and just now, got "A problem occurred with gdb ...".  argh.

  i just did a yum update and got a new kernel, so i think i'll reboot
and see if that changes anything.



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